Are You A Worrier?

Abed_nego2

Well-Known Member
Psalm 55:22, “Cast your burden on the LORD, and He shall sustain you”
1 Peter 5:7, “Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you”
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So, are you worried about bills, health, debt, marriage issues, and the future? I’ve discovered that 90 percent of the things that filled me with anxiety over what might happen never did. The dictionary defines worry as: to cause to feel anxious, distressed, or troubled about something, or to bother or annoy, as with petty complaints. Some unknown quotes concerning worry are:

(1) “There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever”
(2) “Every evening I turn my worries over to God. He’s going to be up all night anyway”
(3) “Worry is like a rocking chair; it gives you something to do but doesn’t get you anywhere”
(4) “Worry doesn’t improve the future; it only ruins the present”

So, why worry? To eliminate worry, we must face the coming problems and responsibilities with faith, trusting God for His grace and provision. I read some time ago about a paratrooper in the U. S. Army who had made more than 100 successful parachute jumps without a single serious injury. But the first day back home after being discharged, he stumbled over a rug, fell against a table, and broke four of his ribs!

He had worried a great deal about his parachute jumps, but then something happened he had never worried about, “He tripped over a rug.” Jesus said that it’s futile to fret, for worrying can’t change anything (Matthew 6:27). My brethren we need to remember that our heavenly Father knows all about our situation and watches over us. We can be sure that He will take care of our needs no matter what tomorrow brings. Therefore, it is better to be wise and trust the Lord.
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Closing illustration:

The story has been told of a young girl traveling on a train for the first time. She heard that it would have to cross several rivers along the way to her destination. She was troubled and fearful as she thought of the water. However, each time the train came near to a river, a bridge was always there to provide a safe way across. After passing safely over several rivers and streams, the girl settled back in her seat with a sigh of relief. Then she turned to her mother and said, “I’m not worried anymore. Somebody has put bridges for us all the way!”

So, my brethren, when we come to the deep rivers of trials and the streams of sorrow, we too will find that God in His grace “has put bridges for us all the way.” We need not fall into hopelessness and anxiety. In delightful and often untraceable ways, He will provide for and carry us through the difficulties to the other side. Even though we may not understand how He will meet our needs, we can be sure that He will provide a way for us as He provided for the Israelites after leaving Egypt. Those who have given their worries over to God can exclaim with the psalmist, “The LORD is righteous in all His ways, gracious in all His works … The LORD preserves all who love Him” (Psalm 145:17-20). Instead of worrying about what’s ahead, it would behoove us to:

(1) Trust God .The alternative is to trust people with the future, and that leads to disappointment.
(2) Delight in the Lord. Take delight in God and His will, and He promises to provide for what you need.
(3) Commit your way to God. He will bless your efforts.
(4) Wait patiently for the Lord. He will prevail.

My brethren, the more we immerse ourselves in God’s Word, and His promises, the less we will worry over the troubles of this world. Sure, it’s a tough world we live in, but with God we can be victorious!

For all His children, God desires
A life of calm, not flurry;
His will for every day is this:
That we should trust, not worry – Anon.
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When we put our cares in God’s hands, He puts His peace in our hearts.
 

Spartan Sprinter 1

Formerly known as Shaun
Psalm 55:22, “Cast your burden on the LORD, and He shall sustain you”
1 Peter 5:7, “Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you”
__________

So, are you worried about bills, health, debt, marriage issues, and the future? I’ve discovered that 90 percent of the things that filled me with anxiety over what might happen never did. The dictionary defines worry as: to cause to feel anxious, distressed, or troubled about something, or to bother or annoy, as with petty complaints. Some unknown quotes concerning worry are:

(1) “There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever”
(2) “Every evening I turn my worries over to God. He’s going to be up all night anyway”
(3) “Worry is like a rocking chair; it gives you something to do but doesn’t get you anywhere”
(4) “Worry doesn’t improve the future; it only ruins the present”

So, why worry? To eliminate worry, we must face the coming problems and responsibilities with faith, trusting God for His grace and provision. I read some time ago about a paratrooper in the U. S. Army who had made more than 100 successful parachute jumps without a single serious injury. But the first day back home after being discharged, he stumbled over a rug, fell against a table, and broke four of his ribs!

He had worried a great deal about his parachute jumps, but then something happened he had never worried about, “He tripped over a rug.” Jesus said that it’s futile to fret, for worrying can’t change anything (Matthew 6:27). My brethren we need to remember that our heavenly Father knows all about our situation and watches over us. We can be sure that He will take care of our needs no matter what tomorrow brings. Therefore, it is better to be wise and trust the Lord.
__________

Closing illustration:

The story has been told of a young girl traveling on a train for the first time. She heard that it would have to cross several rivers along the way to her destination. She was troubled and fearful as she thought of the water. However, each time the train came near to a river, a bridge was always there to provide a safe way across. After passing safely over several rivers and streams, the girl settled back in her seat with a sigh of relief. Then she turned to her mother and said, “I’m not worried anymore. Somebody has put bridges for us all the way!”

So, my brethren, when we come to the deep rivers of trials and the streams of sorrow, we too will find that God in His grace “has put bridges for us all the way.” We need not fall into hopelessness and anxiety. In delightful and often untraceable ways, He will provide for and carry us through the difficulties to the other side. Even though we may not understand how He will meet our needs, we can be sure that He will provide a way for us as He provided for the Israelites after leaving Egypt. Those who have given their worries over to God can exclaim with the psalmist, “The LORD is righteous in all His ways, gracious in all His works … The LORD preserves all who love Him” (Psalm 145:17-20). Instead of worrying about what’s ahead, it would behoove us to:

(1) Trust God .The alternative is to trust people with the future, and that leads to disappointment.
(2) Delight in the Lord. Take delight in God and His will, and He promises to provide for what you need.
(3) Commit your way to God. He will bless your efforts.
(4) Wait patiently for the Lord. He will prevail.

My brethren, the more we immerse ourselves in God’s Word, and His promises, the less we will worry over the troubles of this world. Sure, it’s a tough world we live in, but with God we can be victorious!

For all His children, God desires
A life of calm, not flurry;
His will for every day is this:
That we should trust, not worry – Anon.
__________

When we put our cares in God’s hands, He puts His peace in our hearts.

I got to say this was a well timed article for me today, i was worrying about receiving my rental payment as it wasn't in my bank account.

I was kind of stressing a bit and i felt prompted to read your article, it gave me some comfort and though i'd check my bank account one last time and lo and behold my rental money was there straight away.

As your post stated, worrying really does achieve nothing so thank you for that.
 

Tall Timbers

Imperfect but forgiven
I worried last night when my wife texted me to share that my daughter while at SEATAC and just 20 minutes before boarding began realized she'd lost her bag with her phone, passport, and identification, ticket, etc. and had gone looking for it. I turned off the movie I was watching and then got on my knees and started praying over the situation. Fortunately, as she backtracked, she found the bag and found it in time to make her flight. Thank you Jesus.
 

Spartan Sprinter 1

Formerly known as Shaun
I've also been a bit paranoid in my mind thinking that what if i wasn't placing enough faith for Jesus to see me through these back to back personal trials then boom we get called up in the rapture and how sheepish i would feel in front of the Lord
 

Abed_nego2

Well-Known Member
I got to say this was a well timed article for me today, i was worrying about receiving my rental payment as it wasn't in my bank account.

I was kind of stressing a bit and i felt prompted to read your article, it gave me some comfort and though i'd check my bank account one last time and lo and behold my rental money was there straight away.

As your post stated, worrying really does achieve nothing so thank you for that.
The Lord always knows what a believer needs and He wants each of us to trust in Him.
 
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